Studies have shown that women who use talcum powder products like Nivea Pure Talc for feminine hygiene have an increased risk of developing certain forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
Since 1971, nearly two dozen studies have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer, and found that women who regularly apply talc around their vagina are 33% more likely to develop the disease compared to women who don’t. As many as 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer each year as a result of talcum powder use, according to Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Daniel Cramer.
How Can Talc Cause Cancer?
Talc, the main ingredient in Nivea Pure Talc, is a naturally-occurring mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. The substance is renowned for its ability to absorb moisture, reduce friction and prevent rashes. Talc-based products have been marketed for decades to women for feminine hygiene purposes as body powder and genital deodorant sprays.
However, it has been found that talc particles may enter the female reproductive system through tampons, sanitary pads and diaphragms that are dusted with baby powder. Talc particles that reach the ovaries can result in the growth of ovarian cancer cells. Experts estimate that roughly one in five women in the U.S. applies a talcum powder product to her genitals regularly.
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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer often starts silently, not showing symptoms until its later stages. When they do present, however, symptoms may include:
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary problems
Contact your doctor if you have one or more of these symptoms for more than 2 weeks.
How Do I Know if Talcum Powder Caused my Ovarian Cancer?
Talc fibers can be found in the ovaries and fallopian tubes for years after entering a woman’s reproductive system. Talc fibers take years to disintegrate and cause inflammation in the ovaries, which is believed to increase the risk of cancer. If talc fibers are present in your ovarian tissues, our researchers will identify them.
Talc Cancer Lawsuit Allegations
Talcum powder lawsuits allege that manufacturers failed to warn consumers about the potential risk of ovarian cancer to women when talc is applied to the genitals. The complaints also allege that these health risks were known to manufacturers for years or even decades, but they ignored the data in an effort to maximize profits.
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Do I Have a Nivea Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new talc cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.